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‘It Was Just The Moon’ new album by Charles Denler in Peaceful Radio Show 1593

13 May 2024 Uncategorized

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Charles: “I often sit at my piano and watch the moon rise over the lake as I am composing.
These simple songs are the result of my celestial musings…”

“Charles Denler’s music should be considered a national treasure” – Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“His music is mesmerizing” – PBS “He is a genius…” – National Geographic
“He could start a classical revival. I think he already did.” – George Miler, Remote Skies
“One of the world’s most prolific composers” – R J Lannon, Zone Music Reporter
“A modern musical genius” – Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“The best music we have ever had…” – History Channel

Track List: It Was Just The Moon • Bella Luna • When There Were Snowmen • The Starlight Waltz
Dancing On Glass • Reflections On The Eternal • Before It’s Gone • Moonlight On Your Face
The Ascension • Touching Heaven • Whisper To Me • I Love You More


CHARLES DENLER, composer / pianist
Critics have called his music “a national treasure”. With over two
hundred film and television scores and thousands of concerts to his
credit, Charles David Denler’s EMMY AWARD winning fusion of
Classical and Modern Composition can be heard all over the world.
Charles received critical acclaim by winning an EMMY in 2004 for
his work on “Bentley Creek” and went on to receive his second
EMMY in 2005 for his score to “Beyond the Medal of Honor” and a
third EMMY in 2019 for his “Wild Mustang Suite”. In 2010 Charles
was awarded the Jury Choice GOLD MEDAL for his score to the
Richard Gere film, “Teenage Witness”, and a second GOLD MEDAL
for the film, “I AM”, at the Park City Film Music Festival. In 2011
Charles received the Ribaut Award for Award for Excellence In
Music Music For Film at the Beaufort International Film Festival and
in 2015 he was given a GOLD MEDAL at the Houston World Fest for his symphony, “Portraits of
Colorado”. His album, “Moment At Dawn”, won a GOLD MEDAL at the 2016 Global Music Awards and his
orchestral suite, “One Drop Became An Ocean”, became a 2017 chart topping worldwide radio hit staying
in the Top 10 for twelve consecutive weeks. His album, “Wild Mustang Suite”, has had over 12 million
plays on SoundCloud and received the GOLD MEDAL at the 2018 Global Music Awards for Best
Neoclassical Album. In 2022 Charles won his fourth EMMY and a One World Music Radio Award for his
orchestral suite, “Portraits In Season.
Charles’ music has been featured with artists such as Creed, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. He has been
published with six American Music Company CDs, and six Reserve Music CDs. His American Symphony
No. 1 is published on the Reference Recordings Label. Charles has also published three score books, “The
Orchestra”, “The Unspoken Narrative”, and “Moment At Dawn”.
Films and programs featuring Charles’ music include Disney, National Geographic, The History Channel,
PBS, main themes for the STARZ! Kids’ Television Network, music for Animal Planet, Discovery, Honda,
Coca Cola, Oprah, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Dateline, NBC, NASA, the Colorado Rockies, the New
York Yankees, and many feature films. Actors featured in Charles’ films include Richard Gere, Burt
Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall, Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah, Richard
Dreyfuss, Steve Guttenberg, Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Madsen, Charles Durning and many others…
Concert works include “PORTRAITS OF COLORADO, An American Symphony No. 1”, a commission by the
Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and “PORTRAITS IN SEASON, Suite for Piano & Orchestra”, premiered
with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Charles has also conducted and played piano with the City of
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, he was asked to compose a new theme for the Colorado Rockies
Baseball Team. The music was recorded at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony and
premiered live at Coors Field on opening day. Charles conducted the ensemble. According to the Denver
Post, his music helped to bring an estimated 1.8 billion dollars of new tourism to Colorado through the
use of his symphony in tourism commercials. Charles has lectured at film festivals and universities all
across the United States. He is also a professor, teaching composition, music theory, and music
Charles’ accomplishments have been featured in many articles including Keyboard Magazine, MIX
Magazine, Recording Magazine, The Denver Post, WORLD Magazine, The Denver Business Journal, River
East Magazine, The Indie Collaborative, Low Country Weekly, and POST Magazine.

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